La Tortuga wrote:How safe would you say this part of Lima is for a white woman and child?
Cactus fan wrote:La Tortuga wrote:How safe would you say this part of Lima is for a white woman and child?
It's not the nicest part of town. If you can afford it, move to another area. If you are on a budget, then try to find a place in San Miguel. It's far nicer than San Martin de Porres and safer. With a bit of luck, you might find something affordable in Jesus Maria or Pueblo Libre.
If you are on a very tight budget then move to Los Olivos. It's a little bit nicer than San Martin de Torres and the rental prices are in the same price range.
Villa El Salvador is another district that I recommend if you are on a budget. I've been there many times. My gf is from there. Villa El Salvador has been improving a lot in the last few years. Many streets got paved. It's very commercial. Loads of shops and businesses. People are very friendly and most of them are from the provinces. During the day it's safe. After dark, I wouldn't venture of the main roads but that applies for the rest of Lima as well.